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Japan Travel: 6 Unique & Stylish Airbnbs in Tokyo

The beauty of Airbnb is that unlike hotels, it gives travellers a more local experience, offering a variety of homes for accommodation during their vacation, unlike boring and dated hotel rooms. In Japan, not only are Airbnb homes unique, but they are absolutely stylish – as expected from a country that’s always been ahead of the latest trends. If you’re on the lookout for a place to stay for your Japan travel, here’s today’s Japan travel guide featuring 6 unique and stylish Airbnb homes Japan has to offer!

High-end house in Tokyo

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Located in Minato-ku, one of the upscale residential areas in central Tokyo is an Airbnb home that can fit up to 8 guests.

The beautifully designed 184 – square metre, two-storey home by a famous architect is spacious, fully equipped with everything you need with its kitchen, living room and dining room, 3 bedrooms, 1 main bathroom, 1 shower room, 2 shower toilets and a garden. The owner also offers free mobile WIFI router for guests checking-in. If you will be renting a car for your Japan travel, this classy Airbnb home has parking spaces for 2 cars.

Basic amenities such as air conditioner, washing machine, drying machine, hairdryer, as well as shampoos, conditioner, soaps and basic toiletries are also provided. Many restaurants and bars are a short 10-minute walk from this Airbnb home.

Check-in: 4pm or later
Check-out:
11am or earlier
Rate: 
¥69,580 per night

A place like no other

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Tokyo is a city that never sleeps. With the wide range of Tokyo attractions, there sure are a lot of places to visit and things to do during your stay in Japan’s capital city. But if you want a quick escape from all the madness, our next featured Airbnb home is an interesting choice you might want to consider.

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6 Stylish Tokyo Airbnbs for your Japan Travel | Japan Travel | Travel141Photo Courtesy: Airbnb

Parked within a mixed-use complex in Nakameguro is a custom-built caravan made by local Japanese craftspeople. Inside the caravan are the usual amenities which you can find in a normal Airbnb home – storage shelves, dining nook, a double bed, WIFI, air-conditioning and an ensuite bathroom with toilet, shower and hot water. Other essentials such as hangers, shampoo, iron and hairdryer are available too.

Outside the caravan is a wooden lounge which is perfect for late night drinks after a day of exploring different Tokyo tourist attractions. As it is parked within a mixed-use complex you are literally a few steps away from cafes, a gallery and food vendors selling an expansive variety of food from vegan delights to some of the best Japanese local food and coffee in Tokyo.

Check-in: 3pm or later
Check-out:
12pm or earlier
Rate: 
¥11,995 per night

Shared house “Miraie”

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One of the perks of staying in an Airbnb home when travelling is having to experience another culture as you rent out a local’s home. If you want this similar experience, shared house “Miraie”, an Airbnb listing owned by a Japanese couple is the accommodation you must book.

Shared home Miraie is situated 30 minutes away from Haneda airport and just 10 minutes away from JR Osaki Station. The owners of the guesthouse are a couple with a 3-year-old daughter. Mom and daughter are fluent in English, Japanese and Chinese so conversing with them is not a problem.

The first floor is where the bedrooms are for guests – there’s also a bathroom with a shower and toilet, as well as laundry space. Common areas for guests are the second floor with two-side island kitchen, fully equipped for anyone who wants to cook during their stay and the rooftop with a spacious bath for a unique experience under the blue skies and clouds above.

Owners also have their own café and snack bar featuring local Japanese food from famous shops around the area.

If you’re a solo traveller or with a friend who is open to meeting new people or fellow travellers then staying in a shared home is the best way to go. What’s better than making new friends while learning a new culture, right?

Check-in: time is flexible
Check-out:
12am (midnight)
Rate: 
¥4,989 per night

BnA Ikebukuro

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6 Stylish Tokyo Airbnbs for your Japan Travel | Japan Travel | Travel141

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Our next featured Airbnb listing is Tokyo Bed & Art Project (BnA) nestled in the residential neighbourhood of Mejiro. Only 5 minutes away from Shinjuku and 10 minutes away from Shibuya, BnA is the stylish and creative Airbnb for travellers who love art or even those who can simply appreciate beauty.

BnA came to life with the desire to make Tokyo’s art communities more accessible to the international audience. And staying here is truly a unique experience as if you’re in an art gallery with the beautiful and creative pieces to inspire you. All paintings displayed in the rooms are for sale so if you are interested in any of them, don’t hesitate to buy as profits go straight to support Tokyo’s local artists.

The room you’ll be staying in is a 35 – square metre area divided into an art gallery and living space. There are 2 full-sized beds, a simple, well-equipped kitchen with a microwave, fridge and kettle. You will also be provided with a washing machine, toilet, shower, portable internet router and hairdryer. Depending on their schedule, owners will be glad to meet you in their free time!

Check-in: Anytime after 3pm
Check-out:
11am
Rate: ¥6,793 per night

Studio type apartment with Tokyo Tower view

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Right in the heart of Azabu, centre of Tokyo is an Airbnb listing with the Tokyo Tower view. Located near popular area Ropponggi, this 45 – square metre studio type apartment which comes with 3 beds plus 1 sofa bed, can accommodate up to 4 guests. Aside from the modern living room and kitchen area with a gas burner, fridge, microwave oven and dishes, it also has a 15-sqm balcony where you can see the Tokyo Tower.

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What’s great about this apartment is that train stations like Shibuya (5 mins), Harajuku (6 mins) and Shinjuku (10mins) are a few minutes away which means popular places to visit in Tokyo are very much accessible. And since you’re in the commercial area of Roppoonggi, you can easily experience Tokyo’s lively district lined with bars and clubs!

Check-in: Anytime after 3pm
Check-out:
11am
Rate: ¥13,799 per night

Elegant Japanese Ryokan Style Apartment

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Now, for the ultimate Japanese travel experience, there’s no better way to top it off by staying in a Japanese Ryokan style apartment which is exactly what our last featured Airbnb home is all about!

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A ryokan is a Japanese-style inn which varies in style, size and cost. Some ryokan are small while others are huge with hotel-like facilities. But what’s most important is the appearance and the Japanese culture which is very much present in this type of accommodation.

For the last featured Airbnb listing in today’s Japan travel guide, you can easily immerse yourself in the Japanese culture by booking your stay in an elegant ryokan style apartment 10 minutes away from shopping areas such as Harajyuku and Omotesando.

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The 40 – square metre apartment was renovated using Tatami Mats for peace and comfort. For the beds, there are 5 futtons or Japanese traditional beds, a fully-equipped kitchen with basic amenities such as refrigerator, microwave, cups, plates, table wares and cooking utensils. You also have your own toilet and bathroom plus washing machine.

Check-in: Anytime after 3pm
Check-out:
11am
Rate: ¥11,958 per night

Now that you’ve covered your accommodation, you can check out the best places to visit in Japan to include on your itinerary by reading our Japan travel guides!

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